Senior Accountant

  • Not Specified
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • 24 Sep 17

Position Purpose: The primary role of the Corporate Accounting group is to prepare and analyze the consolidated financial statements for domestic and foreign entities. Corporate Accounting also assists the Financial Reporting team in the preparation of the quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities

Position Purpose:

The primary role of the Corporate Accounting group is to prepare and analyze the consolidated financial statements for domestic and foreign entities. Corporate Accounting also assists the Financial Reporting team in the preparation of the quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Corporate Accounting group is also responsible for ensuring local statutory requirements are adhered to in our international locations.

Principal Accountabilities:

•Run PeopleSoft (i.e. allocations) and HFM (i.e. consolidation) processes and accurately prepare well-documented journal entries and account reconciliations as assigned for month-end / quarter-end within the established close deadline
•Adequately review journal entries or reconciliations pertaining to the current month-end before the start of the next month-end. Ensure that journal entries and account reconciliations are properly supported
•Ensure that adequate preparation is done outside of critical time periods
•Participate and be actively engaged in quarterly MT certifications
•Provide reporting package to meeting participants at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting time
•Provide leadership and mentoring of the Accounting Department interns
•Coordinate and determine daily workload of the intern to ensure that resources are being effectively and efficiently utilized to accomplish the highest priority projects across the department
•Deliver timely and accurate SEC reports each quarter while attaining the highest possible level of disclosure quality as well as compliance with the CME Group's documentation and Sarbanes-Oxley standards
•Ensure that audit requests for international, benefit plan, and non-profit audits are prepared accurately and provided on a timely basis
•Serve as the accounting liaison for non-profit liaisons in addressing their accounting needs and providing them with the monthly financial package for their respective non-profit entities
•Ensure that assigned government filings are accurate and are completed on a timely basis
•Work closely with international auditors to coordinate requests and ensure completion of audited financial statements
•Ensure completion of special projects as they are assigned by Management (projects may include leading the integration of acquired companies, both foreign and domestic, as applicable, process improvements, evaluation and/or assistance with the implementation of new software tools, or other ad hoc requests)
•Troubleshoot PeopleSoft/HFM issues, make recommendations for resolution and/or optimization, test upgrades or new releases

Requirements:

•B.A. or B.S. in Accounting. MBA or Masters in Accounting or working toward preferred
•5-7 years of work experience in public accounting or industry (financial services industry experience (exchange, brokerage, trading firm, commercial banking or private equity) is a plus)
•CPA or working toward is preferred
•Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint and Word. PeopleSoft and Hyperion experience is a plus

Qualifications:
Bachelors Degree

Field Of Study:
Bachelors Degree: Business Administration (Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Economics) (Required)

Certifications:
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - NA

Work Experience:
3 to 5+ Years Relevant Experience is Typical

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